Monday, May 30, 2016 (all day) to Friday, June 10, 2016 (all day)

Join us at the Institute for Quantum Computing for a two-week introduction to the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information processing.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT

Quantum Technologies for Cyber Security: from threats to solutions

Bruno Huttner, ID Quantique, Switzerland

Recent developments in quantum computers have spurred renewed interest in quantum-safe solutions for information security [1]. It is now widely accepted that the current public key infrastructures, which are the foundation of cyber security, will not withstand the arrival of the quantum computer [2], [3], and that this arrival will occur with high probability within the next ten to fifteen years. New solutions are called for, and these solutions should at least be partly based on quantum technologies.

Friday, May 6, 2016 — 11:00 AM EDT

Friction under microscope in a trapped-ion optical-lattice emulator

Alexei Bylinskii, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friction is the ubiquitous mechanical process of sticking and energy dissipation at the interface between objects. Despite its technological and economic significance, friction remains poorly understood, being a non-linear, out-of-equilibrium, many-body process. According to the widely known empirical laws of friction, it is proportional to the load on the interface and independent of velocity.

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